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How Hypertension is related to heart disease & what is the impact of hypertension on the heart?

Author: Best Cardiologist
by Best Cardiologist
Posted: May 01, 2022

How Hypertension is related to heart disease & what is the impact of hypertension on the heart?

Chronic high blood pressure higher than 120/80mmhg causes hypertensive heart disease. As people get older they are prone to get heart diseases with the increase in age. Heart failure occurs most often in people who are older than 65. Hypertension heart disease refers to a heart condition caused by blood pressure. Heart working under pressure causes some serious heart problems or heart disorders.

Hypertensive heart disease includes heart failure, thickening of heart muscles, coronary artery disease, and other heart problems. Hypertensive heart disease can cause serious health problems that can even lead to death. As the physiology of blood pressure, blood pressure force originates in the pumping action of the heart exerted by the wall of blood vessels again. The stretching of the vessels in response to this force and their subsequent contraction are important in maintaining blood flow through the vascular system.

High blood pressure can damage your arteries by making your arteries less elastic that decreasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and leading to heart disease..

Types of hypertensive heart disease include the narrowing of arteries. That is when high blood pressure narrows the artery blood flow to the heart can slow or stop this condition known as "Coronary Heart Disease". Another problem is the thickening and enlargement of the heart as high blood pressure makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood regularly hard work makes heart muscle thicken and grow alters heart function, this condition is known as "Left Ventricular Hypertrophy". Both of these conditions (Coronary Heart Disease & Left Ventricular Hypertrophy) can lead to secondary conditions like heart failure, arrhythmia, ischemia heart disease, heart attack, sudden cardiac attack, and stroke.

Some common Impact of Hypertension on the heart is high blood pressure can damage your arteries by making them less elastic, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and lead to heart disease in addition decrease in blood flow to the heart can cause chest pain also called angina.

There are many complications caused by hypertension that can even lead to death. Treatment should be taken in a timely as a problem related to circulation has its complications. Professional guidance is an important aspect of conditions like hypertension.

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Dr. Sarita Rao is a Sr. Interventional Cardiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Indore. She is the first female Interventional Cardiologist in Central India. She is Fellow of American College of Cardiology(FACC) and Fellow of European Society of Cardiology(

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